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The Inn On First wins Best of Napa Valley

The Inn On First has won a 2019 Experts' Choice Award from TripExpert. Fewer than 2% of hotels worldwide receive the award Now in its fourth year, Experts’ Choice recognizes endorsements by leading publications, such as travel guides, magazines and newspapers. The 2019 awards are based on more than 1.5 million reviews. Fewer than 2% of hotels worldwide are receiving an Experts’ Choice award. With praise from publications like Gayot, BlackBook and Fodor's, The Inn On First is featured on as one of the best hotels in Napa Valley. The Inn On First has also received TripExpert's Best of [...]

By |March 4th, 2019|Categories: Media-News|

Downtown Napa Shopping Guide

California’s Napa Valley provides wine aficionados, foodies, honeymooners, and everyone in between with a seemingly endless array of year-round activities, including private wine tours, hot air balloon rides, and even world-class fly fishing. But our guests here at The Inn on First, the premier Napa Valley bed and breakfast, are also encouraged to explore lively Downtown Napa. You’ll discover countless boutiques, over 25 wine tasting rooms, and several award-worthy restaurants. Our historic, romantic Napa inn is a short, scenic stroll along First Street from downtown, perfect for mid-day Napa shopping and a delicious, elegant lunch. Eclectic Napa Shopping There are [...]

3 of the Best Napa Valley Restaurants

Napa Valley is renowned for its world-class vineyards, and rightfully so, but our guests are always pleasantly surprised to discover the high-end culinary scene here in Napa, California. Travelers, wine connoisseurs, and foodies choose The Inn on First for Jim’s gourmet self-created breakfast, Jamie’s private wine tours, and the historic yet luxurious mansion that we call home. As an added bonus, The Inn on First is a ten-minute stroll or a scenic drive from three of the best Napa Valley restaurants. These high-end restaurants are not only revered and supported by all of us here at The Inn on First, [...]

How to Celebrate the New Year in Napa Valley

Celebrate Napa New Year’s in style with your stay at The Inn on First! Wake up to a wonderful breakfast in a lovely room and start your New Year’s on the right foot in Napa Valley. There is plenty to do in the premiere wine spot of California, so check out some of these Napa Valley restaurants and make the most out of your New Year. Dinner in Napa Valley Nothing starts the new year quite like a lovely meal. There are plenty of amazing places in Napa that will let you wine and dine the New Year’s in style. [...]

Personalized Wine Tours at Your Napa Bed and Breakfast

Known throughout the world as a premier locale for wine-production, Northern California’s Wine Country in Napa Valley is a mecca for connoisseurs of the ancient beverage. Whether you’re a wine aficionado or a casual admirer, the personalized private tour provided by our Napa bed and breakfast will exceed your expectations. Visit our Wine Tours page to learn more about your exciting wine adventure with Innkeeper Jamie. Let The Inn on First provide you with elegant and luxurious accommodations perfect for enjoying a comfortable and memorable Napa Valley escape. Here is a bit more information on the quality tour offered by [...]

Honeymoon in Napa

Beautiful Napa, California, is an ideal location for your honeymoon getaway. Book a romantic stay with The Inn on First and celebrate your love in the heart of wine country. From the quaint accommodations to the plethora of romantic amenities, The Inn on First has been designed to be one of the best hotels in Napa CA for couples. Innkeepers Jim and Jamie are devoted to offering you the most relaxing and enjoyable experience possible. Book your Napa honeymoon at The Inn on First and take advantage of all this remarkable destination provides. Romantic Bedrooms Let your love flourish and [...]

Best Breakfast Around

The setting: The Inn on First, the best bed and breakfast in Napa Valley. The curtain lifts on our quaint and rustic inn. The rose gold light of dawn breaks over the vineyards and countryside of Napa. Beams of early morning sunlight shoot through the blinds as the delightful smells of homemade scones and freshly baked bread fill your suite. You leisurely rise and make your way to the garden patio, eager to taste the legendary breakfast - the meal that makes The Inn on First the best bed and breakfast in Napa Valley. Enter Jim Gunther, Your Chef and [...]

Kenzo Napa: finally a restaurant that understands me!

Only a ten minute walk from The Inn On First is a fine dining Japanese restaurant called Kenzo Napa.  Tucked away in a corner, away from the hustle and bustle of 1st and Main Streets, I couldn’t understand why they chose this location…until I dined there. First, a short history lesson.   Did you know that there is a Buddhist tradition that believes enlightenment comes through food and dining and not through meditation? Think of enlightenment as simply being present to the NOW, that place where you are completely in your self and yet you are connected to more than [...]

The Inn on First: A Pet’s Paradise

In need of a romantic or relaxing rendezvous, but don’t want to go through the hassle and heartache of leaving your four-legged-friend behind? Here at The Inn on First, we’ve made sure our gorgeous Napa Bed and Breakfast is perfectly suited not only for you but also for your animal counterpart. Why should we be the only ones allowed to enjoy this quaint getaway? Share the experience with your canine and live in luxury together. Our Inn features three pet-friendly suites, a gated off-leash area, an outdoor dog shower, and a close proximity to a plethora of pet activities and [...]

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